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Song Names show up incorrectly on ILO Mp3 player. Wrong format?

I download my songs to my ILO Mp3 player from Windows Media Player. When I put the songs onto Media player, I use the same format for naming all of the songs. I don't put the artist's name in the file name or anything. I fill in the fields in the database as you should. Then, I make up my sync list and add the songs onto my Mp3. While most of my songs show up with the correct title when they play, some of them show up really funky. If I didn't already know what the song was when it started playing, I would have a difficult time knowing its title. When I'm looking for certain songs, it takes a long time to find them, because the file names are whacky. For instance, the song "Coal Mine" by Sara Evans shows up like "COALMI~1.WMA" on the screen, "Don't Come Home A Drinkin" by Loretta Lynn shows up "DONTCO~1.MP3", and "Last Ten Years" looks like "LAST10~MP3". Between 5-10 songs do that. Some of them are impossible to understand. The above examples are only the ones that I could tell what they're supposed to be. When I hook my Mp3 up to the computer and look in my ILO under "My Computer", the file names look correct. What do I need to do to get them to show up on my Mp3 correctly? It's especially annoying because I can't get it to stop sorting the files into alphabetical order every single time I turn it on and some of the funky names start with the artist's name instead of the song's title. Why is it necessary for them to play in alphabetical order? I've downloaded songs onto several other people's Mp3's (other brands) and they save in the order in which they are saved to the Mp3. That would be nice. That way, if I didn't want a shuffle, at least I wouldn't have to listen to them in alphabetical order and it wouldn't take 5 minutes for it to sort every time I turn it on. Anyway, how can I get the titles to show up correctly on my screen? How can I get it to stop sorting FOREVER every time I turn it on? And, is there a way to delete songs from the device itself as opposed to doing in from the computer? Thanks!

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  • crystal simmons Apr 09, 2007

    Well, that makes no sense, first of all. Secondly, my MAIN problem is songs showing up incorrectly on the screen. I don't necessarily have a problem w/them playing in ABC order,but I hate that it takes the MP3 player 5 minutes every time I use it to sort the files. When I turn it on, the screen says "sorting... Please Wait" for like 5 minutes b/c it's putting the songs into ABC order. I don't care what order they play in really, just that I have to wait so long for them to play. Honestly, I would almost rather burn songs onto CD's in any order I want them, b/c I have a CD player in my car already and obviously, I can't get any real help here. Thanks anyway!~~ However, if anyone does know how I can get the NAMES of the songs to show up CORRECTLY on the screen while they're playing, please let me know. Thanks! PS~ I already know that I can delete them, change the file name in Media Player, and re-save them to my MP3. I'm just wondering if there's an easier, less time-consuming way to do it. Thanks!

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    my mp3 will play in alphabetical order but the last 24 songs i added are at the end of the list

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The funny~.mp3 names are usually because the title field is not filled in in the mp3 property tags, so it uses the DOS version of the filename for the title. Under windows, right click the song and select properties->summary->advanced, and make sure that the title field under "description" has what you want in it. I don't think even the makers of Ilo know how it organizes the files.

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